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Episode 110 - Steve Ray (Oklahombres)

Episode 103 - The Normandys

 

Episode 91 - Ted Aguilar (Death Angel)

Ep 90 - Johannes Eckerstrom (Avatar)

Ep 89 - Mark Kendall (Great White)

Ep 88 - Richie Cavalera (Incite)

Ep 87 - Streets Gone Wild Review

Ep 85 - Machine in the Mountain

Ep 84 - Ride For Dime, Dee Snider, Tesla and more

in this episode we are joined by Elias Soriano of Nonpoint.  Elias talks with us about The Poison Red, music he loves to listen to on vinyl, the band's longevity, how cell phones have taken over people's live, people staring at phone screens at a concert, Sturgis, memories of playing Ozzfest, performing acoustic, his thoughts on streaming services, and a lot more.  We kick off the show with talk about Nonpoint live, another recent show at the Brady from Volbeat and Killswitch Engage, our love for Jesse Leach, Volbeat's great live presence, some coming shows from Scattered Hamlet, Blackfoot, Arkhon, Oklahombres and Screaming Red Mutiny, our farewell to Mike Starkey in SRM, some Olympics talk, and we have a great rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from Andy Chapman of Fist of Rage as well.  Thank for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk about recent shows and album releases.  Trent discusses his trip to Dallas and Houston to see Guns n Roses - the songs, the sound, the experience, The Cult, and more.  Jason talks about the debut of Through the Stone in Tulsa, and we play a song from Through the Stone as well.  We also discuss the new albums from The Dead Daisies and Jackyl, the coming Jackyl show in OKC with Drunk on Monday, Chasing Jenny and Searching for Sanity, and we play a great song from Mind Merchant as well.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Mark "Gus" Scott of Trixter.  Mark talks with us about Trixter's recent albums, playing to crowds in the midwest, touring with The Scorpions, his other projects, the aftermath of the massive storm that rolled into Rocklahoma 2008 during Trixter's set (including something Eddie Trunk said), working with John Collura of The Ataris, Pearl Sound Studios, Trixter maintaining all original members, their cover of NIN's "Terrible Lie", Steve Brown playing guitar for Def Leppard, what he did during the band's hiatus, Rick Allen, Alex Van Halen and Van Halen, his drum heads and tone, getting to live the rock star life at an early age, and a ton more.  We also talk about the Fort Smith Smackdown this past weekend with The Devil You Adore, Vague Vendetta, Switchback and Severmind, we talk about DMG Productions next Tulsa area show, meeting Jenn Hinrichsen, Through the Stone's upcoming Tulsa performance, and more.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Marq Torien of the Bulletboys. Marq talks to us about Elefante's critical acclaim, Symphony, the status of the next album, Max Baker, writing, Mikkey Dee, performing in front of the Scorpions and Twisted Sister, talking to Dee Snider, people learning to treat each other better, playing guitar at a young age, his mother, Corey Taylor, Slipknot, and a lot more.  Paulette from Fist of Rage stops in mid interview to talk to Marq as well!  Speaking of Fist of Rage, we talk about all the bands at the Bulletboys show that included them as well as Chasing Jenny and Uncle Freddy w/ Rev Jones.  We also talk about the new Alter Bridge track, and we kick it all off with a great track from Ruff Justice.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode Kirk Windstein returns to the podcast, and this time Tommy Buckley and Matt Brunson join in on the talk as well.  We talk about their forthcoming album's sound, Todd Strange returning to the band, reuniting with Matt Thomas in OKC, the Carcass tour, being accessible to fans, Jimmy Bower's tips about performing albums in their entirety, seeing Metallica perform Master of Puppets in its entirety, Down performing huge festivals in Europe, Phil Anselmo being awesome to fans, going out and getting beers from fans with Pepper Keenan, KISS not giving Tommy and Eric their own characters, Kiss continuing on with no original members, Ace Frehley's new covers album, Night Ranger, Led Zeppelin, thoughts on Spotify, Tommy lamenting having to go to drum lessons instead of a Kiss concert, buying physical product, the feel of vinyl, and a ton more.  We kick the episode off with talk about seeing Arkhon and Smoke Offering opening up for Crowbar, and we play a killer track from Oklahoma's own Smoke Offering as well. This is a great one, thanks for listening and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Jon Olivares and Jes De Hoyos of Sons of Texas.  Jon and Jes talk to us about the state of their followup to TU's Album of the Year 2015, writing on the road, acoustic tracks, Loud Park, the European tour with Soil and Saliva, Lamb of God, their thoughts on Spotify, how Razor and Tie has been great to them, and a ton more!  We kick the episode off with talk about the SOTX show and the performances of Locust Grove and Blackwater Rebellion, we talk about the Temple of the Dog tour, we talk a bit about the stellar tour package of Trivium / Sabaton / Huntress, we talk about the new album from Nails, and we also play a great track from Xpansion Theory out of Arizona.  Thanks for listening, and please share.

In this episode we are joined by all 4 members of Crane Technique.  Dennis, Garrett, Micah and Steve talk to us about their sound, their formation, recording at ZombieLife Studios, their previous work, influences, stand up comedy, the name, the future plans for coming music, working with DMG Productions, and a ton more including the love making of Transformers?  We kick it off with a killer song from Crane Technique.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by all four members of Scattered Hamlet.  We discuss the status of their new album, the sound of the forthcoming album, the origins of the Beandip nickname, Rich and Adam N attending Lemmy's public memorial, Pokemon, Joad rants on people being responsible, Dolly Parton, Jerry Reed, CBGB's, Guns n Roses, Smokey and the Bandit, and quite a bit of WWE wrestling talk.  We kick off the episode with Jason's rant on the Sports Team Crossed With a Band tshirt phenomenon, and talk about Steven Adler performing with GNR... and we end the episode with a rant on Scattered Hamlet not being bigger, and talk about Redwitch Johnny live.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by all four members of Fist of Rage.  V, Andy, Paullett and Josh talk to us about their forthcoming album, their sound, writing, Andy's vocals, Paullett transitioning from manager to manager/bassist, stories of opening for bands, Andy dressing up when performing, working with Beau Hill, turtles, Chicago Open Air, and a ton more.  We kick off the episode talking about Zakk Wylde's solo tour and Book of Shadows album.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

in this episode we are joined by Jeff Sandoval and Mike Araiza.  Jeff and Mike talk to us about their great new EP Project Playlist.  They talk about fan reaction so far, the production from Chris Collier, Collier's input and help on the songs, having Will Hunt play on some tracks, working with Frank Hannon again, the story behind "Love, Life and Beauty" from the Frank Hannon Band's Six String Soldiers album, Mike's guitar sound, Oni Logan stealing Mike's phone, Mike's collection of guitar riff files, how Jeff keeps track of his lyric ideas, and a ton more! We kick the episode off with one of the tracks from Project Playlist. Thanks for listening, and please share! 

In this episode we are joined by Scott Baughn of Deathgrip and Mike DePetrillo of Dryvr.  Scott talks to us about the status of Deathgrip’s forthcoming “Demonizer” album, the book he is currently writing about his life, his background of starting playing professionally at an early age, he tells stories from his travels around the world, and talks about playing the drums after being diagnosed with MS.  Scott and Mike both talk to us about their trip to NAMM, Silverfox Drumsticks, breaking down music and how a musician hears it differently than a non musician, and we also get an update on Dryvr, play a song from Deathgrip, and a lot more!  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk about the Dokken reunion happening in Japan, we talk the new Death Angel album, throw some props to Mycah for getting on the MOR cruise, talk Bill Ward and Black Sabbath, love for Tony Iommi's solo album and his work work with Glenn Hughes and Tony Martin, some Denaro love, some talk abut our recent Chris Broderick episode, and we play tracks from 5 Star Hooker and Agentz of Khaos.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Chris Broderick of Act of Defiance.  Chris talks to us about the search for Henry Derek, finding Matt Bachand, what Henry brings to the vocal position compared to past vocalists he has worked with (Dave Mustaine, Jag Panzer, Harry Conklin), some tips for speed in your guitar playing, his signature pick clip, getting away from the stigma of being an ex member of Megadeth, the Big 4 band dinner, King Diamond, and a lot more.  We kick it off with talk of the AOD show, the opening bands Even the Dogs, Bag o Bones and Arkhon.  We play a great track from Arkhon, and talk about some upcoming shows - Ride for Dime w/ COC, Prong and Kyng, the Clutch, Zakk Sabbath and Kyng tour, the new Machine Head single, the Ax Man Regionals show, and some Shadows Fall news.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Devon Mycah of the band Mycah.  Devon talks with us about the band’s new EP, writing, their unique sound, what comes with being a young woman in a business dominated by men, working with and watching Rob Zombie, 3 Doors Down, being told not to sing Led Zeppelin, Rikki Rockett, Stop! Stop!, and a ton more.   Devon has a ton to say, and you don’t want to miss this one.  We kick it off with a track from a great band out of England called Dancing Crap.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Travis, Delaney, Brian and Rhett from The Devil You Adore.  They talk to us about their music, marketing, writing, recording, their gear, the future plans, their band name, how Delaney came into the mix, her background, Metallica, trouble getting their trailer of gear into the Rocklahoma grounds for their first performance, Megadeth, and a ton more!  We kick the episode off with one of the songs on their EP.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Addict Chick, Amanda Meredtih.  Amanda talks with us about her book, her addiction, her positive outlook, getting published, the book she has coming this August, future plans, the possibility of a movie, how she got into writing, Nikki Sixx, Saving Abel and more! We play great songs from Crane Technique (Missouri) and Reliance Code (Oklahoma), we gush about the great new albums from Volbeat and American Head Charge, and pay respect to Kimbo Slice. Thanks for listening, and please share!

in this episode we are joined by Sam "Spade" Morris and Chris "Sniper" Hineline of 3D in Your Face.  Sam and Chris sat down with us to discuss their new album, their writing partnership, some interesting stories from gigs, influences, Michael Monroe, Van Halen, Kiss, Bruce Kulick, playing acoustic, set lists, singers texting during a show, putting on a show, playing to a heavier crowd like Texas Hippie Coalition's fans, constantly taking photos during a show, and a ton more.  We kick the episode off with the new single from Torpedohead, a band and album we can't get enough of the past few months.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we go over Rocklahoma 2016.  We have made the trek every year, and the 10 year anniversary was another great one.  We talk all the great bands we saw, old favorites to new discoveries. One of those discoveries was Moxy and the Influence, and we play a great song from their new EP, and talk about their memorable performances.  We talk about our experience, our old and new friends, Rob Zombie’s great show and tribute to Ben and Cody, we defend Sebastian Bach, we talk about awesome performances from 3D In Your Face, Megadeth, Last in line, Wild Throne, Screaming Red Mutiny, The Devil You Adore, Mycah, Scorpions, Sixx AM,The Sword, Hatebreed, Sevendust, and a ton more including highlights from: Collective Soul, Freeway Mad, 5 Star Hooker, Wilson, 3 Doors Down, Steel Panther and much more!   Thanks for listening, and please share.

 

In this episode we discuss the recent Streets Gone Wild press conference.  We play some audio clips from the press conference, and we also have an interview with Eddie Trunk.  Eddie talks to us about why he thinks the festival will be successful, Autograph - one of the bands playing SGW, the status of his 3rd book, and what did Biff Byford really think about Marilyn Manson on That Metal Show? We also talk about the other bands playing SGW, we play a track from Midnite Sin, and we talk about another amazing musician gone to soon: Nick Menza.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

The 1-year anniversary week continues with another great episode. We're joined by Sunshine Seawright of Axis Entertainment.  Sunshine talks with us about the Axis Stage at Rocklahoma, the selection process for bands playing ROK, weird submissions, advice for bands in the submission process, how she got into the business and started Axis, Axis' stages at Sturgis, Nicnos, Well Hung Heart, and a lot more.  We kick the episode off with a song from ROK artist Nicnos, talk a little about Nicnos, throw some love towards Travesty Davis of The Devil You Adore, and pay respects to blues icon Steve Pryor. Thanks for listening, and please share!

This week marks our 1 year anniversary of starting the podcast, and in this episode we are joined by Kevin Graham to give a preview and talk about the bands playing the 10th annual Rocklahoma.  We go over main/2nd stage acts like Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Sevendust, Megadeth, The Sword, Hatebreed, Devildriver, Steel Panther, Bang Tango, Great White, Disturbed, and many more.  We also take a look at many of the bands playing Axis, Camp Jager and the GA ROK Stage.  Severmind, Dryvr, Screaming Red Mutiny, The Devil You Adore, Even the Dogs, Hellectrokuters, Grind, among many others are all bands we talk about and are looking forward to seeing.  We also share some rnadom stories from ROK, the reasons we love Camp Jager, and a lot more.  We play tracks from 2 ROK artists we are looking forward to as well: 3D In Your Face (Nebraska) and Drek (KC.)  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils.  Ian, Matt, Greg and Travis talk to us about their new music, what's coming this year, Ian being selected to the Governor's Board of The Grammy's, choosing songs for set lists, opening for hard rock bands like Cheap Trick and 3 Doors Down, the first time Ian played acoustic without a mic to specific audience members, the evolution of Ian's sound, playing Tulsa throughout the years, performing at The Colony, the good and not so good reasons people ask to hear Satisfied, David Bowie, their cover of Al Green's "I'm a Ram," and a ton more.  We kick off the episode with some talk about Ian's music.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity.  Reed talks to us about the status of the new COC album, their touring plans, how Nuclear Blast has been awesome to them, the reformation of the lineup with Pepper, setlists, how Teenage Time Killers came together and the possibility of a second album, some early influences, thoughts on a tour featuring all eras of COC, Nicko McBrain, and a ton more.  This is one not to be missed if your a fan of COC!  We kick the episode off with the brand new track from Screaming Red Mutiny, we talk about COC, and we give a shout out to our pick for Miss Rocklahoma 2016, Jenn Henrichsen.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode Kyle Gunther of Battlecross joins us for a second time.  We talk about the upcoming live shows, vocal warmups, time off, Sepultura, Black Dahlia Murder, writing new music, Waffle House, the governor of Michigan, and a lot more.  We kic it off with some talk about Battlecross, the band A Dying Art from OKC, and a few upcoming concerts including Rocklahoma.  Thanks for listening, and please share! 

In this episode we are joined by William Fish.  Will talks to us about his upcoming solo EP, the Cedar Rapids music scene, working as a session drummer, training to become a sound engineer, his time in Framing the Red, some of his influences and artists he likes, drums, touring, great gigs and a lot more. We kick the episode off with a demo track of Will’s, another tune from a great band out of Iowa called CITC, and we talk a bit about a recent Lynch Mob concert we attended.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Chad Malone.  Chad talks with us about his current projects, as well as several of his past bands.  He talks about Senior Fellows upcoming tour, his vocal style in SF, touring the world with Brother Inferior, The Shame, Larkin, Concept of Nonsense, Bring Down the Hammer, The Kids Who Never Learned to Color Inside the Lines, his love of Iron Maiden, Kevin Dubrow's hair, Walking Dead, comic books, and a ton more. We kick the episode off with songs from Senior Fellows and The Shame.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by the one and only Shooter Jennings.  Shooter talks to us about Prince and David Bowie, his new album Countach, the inspiration behind doing Giorgio Morodor songs, George Jones, working with Dave Cobb, the future of mainstream country music, feedback on ”Outlaw You”, his history with Velvet Revolver, his friendship with Marilyn Manson, his love of Axl Rose, Axl joining AC/DC, Guns n Roses, and the status of the forthcoming Waylon jennings feature film. Thanks for listening and please share!

In this episode we talk about the exciting news of Black Country Communion reuniting, the announcement of Axl Rose filling in for Brian Johnson in AC/DC, Ace Frehley’s great new covers album, the 3 new songs Rob Zombie has released ahead of his forthcoming album, Thin Lizzy’s announcement of Tom Hamilton, Scott Travis and Ian Haugland joining for some live dates, Steve Vai’s announcement of a Passion and Warfare 25th anniversary tour, and we also play a track from a metal band out of Oklahoma City called A Dying Art.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by the band I,Apollo.  All 5 members talked with us on the Tulsa stop of their tour.  They discuss their new EP, their upcoming touring plans, influences, promoting on the road wih an old school approach, writing, how they formed, working with Josh Schroeder, the Millenium Falcon and a ton more.  We kick the episode off with one of their songs, we talk about the great new album from Soto, discuss the Metallica reissues, Record Store Day, and even a little talk about Merle Haggard.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk about Zakk Wylde's Book of Shadows 2, and if it live up to the masterpiece of the first one.  We also delve into the new Black Stone Cherry album, Kentucky, and look back at why we are huge fans of the band.  We play and talk about some killer songs from Undead Viking Mafia and Daikaiju, and throw some shoutouts to Hatebreed, Devildriver, Devil You Adore and even Phil Collins.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Eddie Green of Even the Dogs.  Eddie talks to us about ETD’s new single “Optimist”, the status of their forthcoming album “Rebirth”, the sound and style of Rebirth, how they wrote the album, Street School, playing acoustic shows, his vocal style, influences like Kiss, Corey Taylor, Killswitch Engage, etc,, touring, a horrible record deal, some lesser known glam bands, Iron Maiden, and a ton more.  We kick it off with ETD’s slammin' new single “Optimist,” and talk a bit about the recent show at The Shrine with Oklahombres, Dryvr, Motortrain and Gulch,  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Jamie Kucinski.  Jaime talks to us about Mpact Events and the upcoming Serpent Stomp festival in Tulsa. He goes a little over the acts Living Sacrifice, White Collar Sideshow, Broken Flesh, Death Therapy, Grave Robber, TD Benton, and what you can except from the festival in the future.  We also talk about his new band Assailment, the Not So Silent Night event which will be on its 6th year this December, Killswitch Engage / Jesse Leach, some influences, the Tulsa music scene, faith in music, the charities MPact is involved with, and a lot more.  We play a song from Serpent Stomp headliner Living Sacrifice and a great track from Grave Robber as well.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk Last in Line's new album, the new Judas Priest live album, Rob Halford and Fight, a recent show we saw including bands Severmind, King High, Drek and Machine in the Mountain, and we play great songs from Torpedohead (Germany) and Psycho Spoon.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk about the new electric solo EP from Damon Johnson, the Nightwish, Sonata Artica, Delain concert in OKC, The Cult concert in Tulsa, some talk about music cruises, a shout out to Mercyful Kate, and we play some great music from Beitthemeans (Alabama) and King High (Oklahoma).  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Lenny Lashley of Darkbuster and the Street Dogs.  Lenny talks about the Dropkick Murphy’s 20th Anniversary tour that Darkbuster is opening, the history of Darkbuster, the current all star lineup, the sound of No Revolution, Gang of One, his acoustic solo shows, the Street Dogs upcoming plans which include a new album possibly in 2016, and more!  We kick off the episode with some talk Street Dogs and all the other punk rock we love, and we play a song from Tulsa’s own Madewell.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by all 4 members of Screaming Red Mutiny.  Sprout, John, Mike and Anthony talk to us about their formation, their sound, their writing process, what their name means, their forthcoming EP, and a lot more.  We also play the brand new single from SRM, "Last Goodbye", and we kick off the episode talking about the new albums from Anvil and Monster Truck.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Cody Slane, vocalist for Blackwater Rebellion and Scorned.  Cody talks about both bands, what is coming in the near future, writing, his solo acoustic shows, what it is like working with 2 bands, his influences, some great gigs, getting electrocuted on stage, Emenim, the Tulsa scene, and a lot more.  We kick off the episode with a Blackwater Rebellion song, and Jason’s plea to AC/DC to not do shows with a different singer - but, if they do, of course we have our thoughts to share on that matter.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Jamie Welch.  Jamie returns to the podcast to talk about his new gig as Drowning Pool’s Stage Manager.  He gets into what the job entails, how it came about and his history with guitarist CJ Pierce.  He then gets into the recent Hometown Throwdown and the future of the event, some more talk about why he left Framing the Red, and some of his future plans.  We kick off the podcast with talk about Kerry King’s crazy comments about Iron Maiden and Metallica, and we delve into our review of the new album from Anthrax, For All Kings.  We also play a great tune from 3D in Your Face out of Nebraska.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool.  CJ talks to us about the new album “Hellalujah,” some of the new songs, playing new songs live, the success of the new album, what Jasen Moreno has brought to the band, writing, performing without sound checks, playing for the troops overseas, some stories from Russia, a great Dimebag Darrell story, guitar lessons and working with The Sound Foundation, his side project with his brother As Above / So Below, and a lot more!  We kick off the episode with some in depth talk of our recent Iron Maiden experience, and we play a song from an Oklahoma band, No Void.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk about how The Grammys have always been out of touch with heavy music, and Trent talks about why he won’t watch some of his favorite musicians pay tribute to Lemmy.  We then get into some talk about new stuff coming from Metallica (a very cool book and some reissues), Fear Factory and Max / Igor Cavalera playing 2 classic albums in their entirety this year, a new band in Tulsa called Screaming Red Mutiny featuring some awesome musicians, and then we delve into the recently announced Generation Axe tour. We talk the 5 members and how amazing this tour sounds, and then focus in on our favorite stuff and why we both love Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt.  We talk a little about the lineup for Chicago Open Air, and we also play a couple kickass songs and talk a bit about The Road Vikings (San Fransisco) and Torpedohead (Germany).   Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk Metallica’s “The Night Before” performance, and Santana’s open letter to the Super Bowl halftime organizers.  We also talk about an amazing tour recently announced involving Lamb of God, Clutch and the mighty COC.  We get into some talk about Doug Aldrich joining the Dead Daisies, Ace Frehley’s new cover album, the possibility of a Woodstock 50th anniversary and the new Chicago Open Air festival, Lita Ford’s new book and touring plans, and then we get into some discussion about our favorite rock/hard rock/metal autobiographies and books.  We talk books from Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx, Butch Walker, Zakk Wylde, Duff McKagen, Slash, Scott Ian, Glenn Hughes, Dee Dee Ramone, Eddie Trunk, Shannon Hoon, Dee Snider, Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, Rex Brown, Sean Ysuelt, and a lot more.  We also play two awesome songs from Kerosene (Italy) and Redwitch Johnny (Oklahoma) that we are digging.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Dellacoma Rio and Matt Cook of Dellacoma.  Del and Matt talk about their recent trip to NAMM, the band’s no frills sound, the unique way they formed to play their first ever show, the writing process, the progress of their second album, Del’s love of Scott Weiland and an upcoming show he has put together in Australia in celebrate the music of Weiland.  The guys also talk about the bands they collectively love, playing acoustic, Slash’s Snakepit, and a lot more!   We play a track from a great hard rock band out of Ohio, Nomara, and we talk a bit about the new song from Anvil, and then get into some Prong discussion about their killer new album and more.  Thank you for listening, and please share.

In this episode we are joined by Dale Diver and CJ McClellan of the band Grind.  We talk about their new music, their EP, the band’s sound, the writing process, how they came together as a band, their influences, Paul Harvey, our mutual love of the John Corabi era of Motley Crue, getting people out to support local and regional music, and much more.  We also play a brand new song from Grind, as well as one off of their EP.  Thank you for listening and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Ian Haugland, drummer for the band Europe.  Ian talks to us about War of Kings, playing new songs live, working with producer extraordinaire Dave Cook and the way he contributed to the writing of WOK, song inspiration when they found out Jack Bruce of Cream had passed away, his time playing with Glenn Hughes, how Cozy Powell influenced him, seeing Rainbow as his first ever concert, a desire to perform with Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore, a possible missed opportunity to become bigger in America, and a ton more.  We kick off the episode with some great news about a recent guest of ours, Jamie Welch, and we also play a killer track from the metal band Banshee.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we pay tribute to another badass rock musician gone too soon: Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow, Last in Line.)  We then jump into some talk about Trivium live, a new instrumental track from Mark Morton of Lamb of God (featuring JP of Clutch), and some interesting Van Halen info… then we delve into the new album from Megadeth, “Dystopia.”  We give our thoughts on the new stuff, then work into some older stuff… including one of our favorites, Cryptic Writings, why Jason thinks Dave Jr. keeps things at a high level, how Dave Mustaine continually writes great tracks, how Risk sounds all these years later, why we love “Breadline” so much, and some other random ‘deth talk.  We also play a couple great tunes from Oklahoma’s own Dirty Crush, and a band out of Nebraska we wanted to bring back for a second go around: Through the Stone.  Thank you for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk a bit about the loss of Glenn Frey, and Mike Portnoy’s letter to his musical heroes.. We get into some talk about killer sound of the new Anthrax track, the fact that Mick Mars is in the studio with John Corabi, some interesting Megadeth news, the new Killswitch Enage album and tour, and we delve deep into our love of all things Damon Johnson: Brother Cane, Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, Slave to the System, Alice Cooper, solo music and more.  We also play a couple badass tunes from Omega Diatribe (Budapest, Hungary) and Oklahombres (Tulsa, OK). As always, thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we give our reaction to the Rocklahoma lineup, pay tribute to David Bowie, talk about the upcoming Hatebreed album, talk the new Enforcer live album, some more about Skid Row singer situation, and delve into some Life of Agony talk - thoughts on the forthcoming new album, our love of Soul Searching Sun, Jason's proclamation of his favorite ever live album, and more... We look ahead to concerts from The Cult and Ghost, and we also play a couple tracks from some great bands: Maximus (Kansas City, MO) and The Devil You Adore (Stigler, OK).  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we take a quick look back on the first year of the podcast, then we get into some talk about Lemmy and Motorhead.  We talk favorite songs, times we saw them live, and more... we also pay tribute to another musician who we recently lost: Jason Mackenroth of Mother Superior / Rollins Band.  We discuss the Huntress live experience, the Skid Row singer situation, some upcoming shows we are hitting, and we kick off the episode with a couple great songs we are digging from Ironaut (Los Angeles) and Into Existence (Kansas City.) Thanks for listening and please share!

In this episode we break down our Top 15 hard rock / metal albums of 2015. This year saw a massive amount of quality new music from the world of heavy music. We talk a bit about the many albums we liked in 2015, then get into our honorable mentions: Sevendust, Slayer, Backyard Babies, Michael Monroe, Soilwork, Queensrÿche, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, The Sword, Ugly Kid Joe, Trivium, and Sweet & Lynch , and ultimately our Top 15 list. We discuss our Top 15 albums of 2015:

1) Sons Of Texas - “Baptized in the Rio Grande”
2) The Night Flight Orchestra - “Skyline Whispers”
3) The Winery Dogs - “Hot Streak”
4) Armored Saint - “Win Hands Down”
5) Huntress - “Static”
6) Ghost - “Meliora”
7) Motor Sister - “Ride”
8) Battlecross - “Rise to Power”
9) The Dead Daisies - “Revolucion”
10) Saxon (Official) - “Battering Ram”
11) Iron Maiden - “The Book of Souls”
12) Lamb of God - “VII: Sturm Und Drang”
13) Fear Factory - “Genexus”
14) Clutch - “Psychic Warfare”
15) Faith No More - “Sol Invictus”

We also mention some memorable concerts we saw this year, including the final time we had the chance to see Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead / Official Motörhead live this past September in Chicago. Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Jamie Welch of Framing the Red.  Jamie talks about the band’s heavy touring schedule, the new album coming in 2016, why he is leaving the band in Feb. of 2016, the influences and styles that formed the band’s sound, the making of the “Country Band Man” video, his take on streaming, and a ton more.  We kick off the episode with 2 great songs from Through the Stone (Nebraska) and Reliance Code (Oklahoma), and talk a bit about the coming DLR band reunion featuring DLR, Billy Sheenan, Greg Bissonette, and Steve Vai.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we talk with Dave Cantrell, a fixture in the 80’s and 90’s Tulsa music scene, and in the Colorado Springs area from the early 2000’s to just a couple years back. Dave is back in Oklahoma and nearing completion on a documentary called Oil Capital Underground that he is working on with Bryan Crain.  Dave talks about the documentary, his start in music in the mid 80’s, his bands asylum, Bunnies of Doom, Bozack, Cobra Kai and Hussy. He also talks about the scenes in Tulsa / Colorado Springs, the idea to put out a career spanning vinyl compilation, and more.  We kick the episode off with a track of Dave’s that has never been released, and also play a Bozack track to round out the episode.  Thanks for listening and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Ryan Neff of Miss May I.  Ryan talks to us about touring, playing new songs live, set length, Warped Tour, releasing a ton of music this early in their career, learning his vocal chops in front of audiences on tour, why he loves festivals, his workshops and lessons, MMI’s videos, why he loves festivals, his most memorable gigs, what drivers he likes in motorsports, and a lot more!  We kick off the episode with some talk about King Diamond, the passing of Scott Weiland, and we play a track from a metal band out of North Carolina called Downbreak.  Thanks for listen, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Richie Cavalera of Incite. Richie talks with us about the upcoming album, what is different about it than the previous albums, working with Steve Evetts, getting compared to his stepfather Max, working with his mother, growing up in the business, hanging with Ozzy as a teenager, his vocal style, his influences, thoughts of streaming services, and more.  We kick off the episode with talk of new songs from Anthrax and Megadeth, and we play a track from a metal band out of Oklahoma called Southern Heretics.  As always, thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Norman Matthew and Matt X3r0 of Murder FM.  We talk touring, Revolver magazine, the band's sound, The Cure, The Crow soundtrack, Beau Hill, The Sound Foundation, writing electronic sounds into songs, Tommy Lee, Hed(pe), and a ton more.  We kick off the episode with some talk about the recent Guns n Roses rumors.  Thanks for listening, and don't forget to share!

In this episode we are joined by the RiffLord himself, Kirk Windstein. Kirk talks with us about touring, writing the next Crowbar album, what it means when he is the producer, writing with Pepper Keenan and Phil Anselmo, influences like Wino and Peter Steele of Type O Negative and Carnivore, why bands like Saxon and Accept still blow younger bands away, the longevity of Crowbar, vinyl, his guitars, and a ton more. We kick the episode off with a great track from Even the Dogs out of Oklahoma, and talk a bit about Soulfly, Smoke Offering and of course Crowbar. Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by all 5 members of Forever in Disgust, and 3 members of Smoke Offering.  Kyle Williams (vocalist of both bands), Keith Parker, Kevin Parker, Trent Murphee and Ira Wilson of Forever in Disgust, along with Kenny Higgins and Lola Henderson of Smoke Offering sit down at Downtown Lounge in Tulsa to discuss the two bands.  We talk the origins of both bands, their writing process, tons of bands they have shared the stage with, getting people out to support local music, influences, who loves and who hates Type O Negative, and a lot more.  We kick off the episode with a killer track from each band, talk a little about some upcoming tours, and even some Suicidal Tendencies love.  As always, thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Ryan McCombs and Tim King of Soil. The vocalist and bassist talk to us about writing, plans of a possible Scars 15th Anniversary, possibility of new music in 2016, thoughts on streaming services like Spotify, how the Redefine: Rediscovered EP was news to them, why they aren’t fans of drummers, why Will Hunt is an exception, why they decided to move forward as a 4-piece, Ryan transitioning back to Soil from Drowning Pool, Motley Crue, what Ryan holds over Tim every chance he gets, did Al Jourgensen drug Tim in Europe, and a lot more… we kick off the episode with a song from a great new thrash metal band from LA called Omicida, and talk about new music from Saxon, Backyard Babies, and Brooks Wackerman joining A7X.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by all three members of Spirit Caravan. Dave Sherman, Ed Gulli, and Doom Metal forefather, WINO. The band talks with us about what brought Spirit Caravan back together last year.  We talk new Spirit Caravan music, the writing process, recording in an old school style (no Pro Tools!), being nice in the music industry, Wino's recent tour with Black Label Society, how Wino managed to become accepted in the Washington DC punk scene in a time when punk and metal fans were at odds.  The guys talk about their thoughts on Youtube, and a ton more in an episode any rock music fan would love.  We kick off the episode with talk of recent concerts, our love of the Downtown Lounge, the awesome band Dirty Streets that we discovered when they opened for Spirit Caravan, and we play a track from a kick ass trio out of Michigan called Slumlord Radio.  Thanks for listening, and don't forget to share!

In this episode we are joined by Kyle Shutt of The Sword.  Kyle talks about the sound of ‘High Country’,reactions to it, and the process behind writing the new album.  We also talk about their live show, the album covers, beer, Spotify, Metallica, favorite guitarists, hot sauce, a lot more, and what you are gonna see if you just guess what The Sword’s web site is… Kadavar is opening for The Sword on this tour, and part of their soundcheck is in the background for a couple minutes towards the end of our talk with Kyle.  Please hang in there cause there is some great stuff from Kyle during that part.  We kick off the episode with a song from a band we love called Oklahombres, and discuss some live shows from Doyle and Winery Dogs.  We then close the episode with a second track from Oklahombres.  As always, thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by all 5 members of Scattered Hamlet.  Adam Joad, Adam Newell, Jake Delling Le Bas, Richard Erwin, and Johnny T. Crash talk with us about touring, the status of the new album, the origins of the hype man, the beer kegs, WWE, outlaw country, not being afraid to admit what you love (Bel Biv Devoe and Roxette anyone?), our shared love of Type O Negative with Adam Newell, whiskey, some Ronnie Milsap action, fishing, Tom Keifer love, and a ton more.  We kick off the episode with talk about the new albums from Slayer and Michael Monroe, and play a track from Death Division. Don't miss this great episode, and please share!

In this episode we bring you part 2 of our talk with Sid Falck. Sid has a new band called Infectus 13, and he was a part of the classic lineup of one of thrash metal’s most notable bands, Overkill, and known for being one of the genre’s best all time drummers. He is also known from his stint being in Paul Di'Anno’s Battlezone in the mid 80’s. Sid talks about how I-13 came together, what each member brings to the band, and the status of the debut album. He talks about when he returned in the late 90’s only to be stopped by an injury, and how he worked to overcome that injury, and what it was like to start playing the drums again after 15 years. Sid talks more about playing with Overkill, and his thoughts on Paul Di'Anno. You don't want to miss this one!  Don’t forget to check out episode 22 which is part 1 of this interview, and as always - thanks for listening, and please share!

In part 1 of a special 2-part podcast, we are joined by Sid Falck.  Sid is best known for not only being a part of the classic lineup of one of thrash metal’s most notable bands, Overkill, but for being one of the genre’s best all time drummers. He is also known from his stint being in Paul Dianno’s Battlezone n the mid 80’s. Sid has a new band called Infectus 13, and talks about the beginnings of the band, what his goals are with this album, and what brought him back to making music.  He discusses his view of technology, and how it was hindered a lot of artists.  Sid talks about why he left the business in the 90’s, and why he doesn’t like the sound of “Under the Influence.”  We kick off the episode with a track from a killer band out of Oklahoma called Severmind.  Stay tuned for episode 2, where Sid gets into the formation of I-13, his injuries and health issues he has worked to overcome, much more about Overkill, and a lot of talk about Paul Dianno.  Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to share!

In this episode we are joined by Warrant guitarist, Joey Allen.  We talk about Warrant’s current touring, what Robert Mason brings to the fold, when we can expect a follow up to Rockaholic, possible solo music from Joey, our mutual love of Dog Eat Dog, how he started working for Pearl Drums, the weirdest ‘thing’ he has autographed, and a lot more.  There is some slight feedback early on for about a minute, but once that clears up it is smooth sailing.  The back end of the interview with Joey features a soundtrack of some kick ass beats from Warrant drummer Steven Sweet during his soundcheck.  Before we get into the talk with Joey we discuss new music from Sevendust, The Winery Dogs, Trivium, and Children of Bodom.  We also play a track from a great Oklahoma independent band, Dryvr.  Thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Jon Oliveras, guitarist of Sons of Texas.  Jon talks about touring, gaining new fans/friends along the way, writing new music, the quick rise of SoTX, how their sound works across different audiences, favorite bands, some Dallas Cowboys talk, and more.  We kick off the show with our thoughts on SoTX, the new Buckcherry album and live show, and play some new music from the band Hipnositc!  Check it out, and don’t forget to share!

In this episode we review the 3 day Riot Fest that hit Chicago Sept 11-13.  We have high praise for Faith No More, Living Colour, Rancid, Henry Rollins, The Damned, Andrew WK, Tenacious D, Babes in Toyland, L7, Iggy Pop, Anthrax, Motorhead, System of a Down, and many more - come hear about everything from Ice Cube to Echo & the Bunnymen to Against Me. We kick off the episode with a track from Chicago heavy metal band, Destroythm. As always, thanks for listening, and please share!

In this episode we are joined by Jason Gilardi, drummer of Dead Metal Society, and long time member of the rock band Caroline's Spine.  We talk Jason's long running full time gig as a drum instructor, his band New Science, his 80's and 90's rock tribute bands DMS and Amped, his life growing up in California, his interactions with Paul Stanley through the years, opening a run of shows for Kiss on their reunion tour, a ton of talk about Caroline's Spine from the early 90s to his exit in 2007, and a whole lot more.  Thanks for listening, and don't forget to share!

In this episode we are joined by Kyle Gunther, the vocalist for Battlecross.  We kick off the episode with some talk about the new albums from Iron Maiden, Soilwork and Battlecross. Once we get into out talk with Kyle we talk "Rise to Power", touring, Metallica, writing, and more.... and even some talk about Country music? That's right, come find out whose Kyle's biggest influence is, it may surprise you.  Thanks for listening! 

In this episode we are joined by Sprout, lead vocalist of Kingshifter.  We kick off the episode talking about some new music we are digging from Ghost, Lynch Mob, Act of Defiance, Nelson, Buckcherry, The Sword, as well as talk about a recent Whitesnake concert.  Once we get into our talk with Sprout we talk Kingshifter, “26 Tons”, previous bands, festivals, Sprout’s earliest memories of music, how he writes lyrics, influences, bands he loves, new Kingshifter music, and a lot more.  Check it out, and share!

In this episode we are joined by Steve Murdock of Murdock Productions.  Steve gives a glimpse into the promoter side of the concert business, and gets into everything from why he started putting on shows, pet peeves, how he decides what bands to book, and even tips for up and coming bands. We talk Rocklahoma, Led Zeppelin, Pantera, Quiet Riot, Iron Maiden, and several other rock/metal bands… as well as independent bands Steve enjoys like Grind, Dryvr, Severmind, Blackwater Rebellion, The Joint Effect, Mine Enemies Fall, and a ton more. Check it out, and share!

In this episode we are joined by Tulsa heavy music legend, Steve Ray. Steve talks about his band Oklahombres, new music they have on the horizon, and his thoughts on the state of the current music scene both locally and nationally.  We get into his past projects Doomsday Junkie, Gutwrench, and of the course the legendary Oklahoma band Pitbulls on Crack.  We talk about a PBOC show when Steve made the entire crowd introduce themselves (Jason and Trent included), the infamous shirt worn by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in the “Cryin” video, influences past and present, shows at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom, and much more. Check it out, and share!

In this episode we discuss new albums we are digging from Lamb of God, The Dead Daisies, Symphony X, and Joe Satriani, we talk new singles from upcoming albums from Sevendust, Stryper and Trivium, we discuss the possible end of Mayhem Fest, our thoughts on 3 (yes, 3) touring bands playing the songs of Ratt, the rotating singers of Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, concerts we are looking forward to from Whitesnake, Sons of Texas, Buckcherry, Exodus and the legendary King Diamond.  Come find out Trent's all time favorite Lamb of God track (hint: it's less than a month old)... and Jason's comparison of Sevendust to The Ramones?! All this and more on this episode of the T.U. podcast!

In this episode we are joined by guitarist Mike Araiza.  Mike is part of the Six String Soldiers lineup of the Frank Hannon Band, as well as his project The Jeff Sandoval & Mike Araiza Project with fellow FHB member, Jeff Sandoval.  Mike tells the awesome background story of how he joined Tesla on stage, and eventually started working with Frank Hannon, he talks about the making of the Six String Soldiers album, about another heavier project he is working on called #CoWrite, discusses past influences and newer music he is into, his thoughts on streaming mediums, family, Starbucks, and a ton more. Take a listen, check out Mike’s awesome work, and share!

In this episode we are joined by Derek Sanders and Stacy Lane from Severmind.  Derek and Stacy talk about their band, their history making music together dating back to the band Asylum in the 80’s, and where they are headed with Severmind.  The discussion covers song writing process, art, their love of jazz, past bands Bunnies of Doom & Caustic Descent, Stacy’s other band The Groove Pilots, influences, the mud at Rocklahoma, everyone’s mutual love of Zakk Wylde and much more!  Take a listen and be sure and grab a copy of Severmind’s album 'Imminent Misfortune.'

In this episode we are joined by Mike DePetrillo, drummer for the metal band Dryvr.  Mike talks about all the happenings in the up and coming Dryvr, his time he spent in the rebirth of the underground classic 80's metal band Firstryke, the legendary punk band N.O.T.A., as well as his other bands in between. Mike talks about his biggest influences on drums including Cozy Powell, John Bonham and Vinnie Paul, time spent hanging out with Vinnie and Dimebag Darrell (during the "Diamond" Darrell days), all the great work his event "Drum Day Tulsa" is doing for the local community, all the major acts Dryvr is supporting in the coming weeks, and a even a bit of talk about the next season of The Walking Dead.  Take a listen, hit up the companion playlist on YouTube, and let us know what you think!

In this episode we sat down with 9 of Dead Metal Society.... pretty clever for episode number 9, ya think? We talk about the awesome 80's rock tribute DMS, his other 2 bands Amped and The Addiction, his previous bands The Kevorkians, Mourning Tree, as well as his earliest bands in the 80s and early 90s. 9 talks about hitting the road at the age of 18, his love for harmonies in music, the origin behind the name 9, his passion for The Beatles, Queen, KISS, Alice in Chains and a ton more.  Check out this episode, and let us know what you think!

In this episode we talk about our favorite albums released over the first half of 2015,  We are entering July, which means the year is half way over... but in the first 6 months we have already been dealt a huge amount of quality albums.  We go into why each album may be a contender for our year end list, as well as talk about forthcoming albums we are looking forward too.  Trent talks about how most of his all time favorite vocalists all have new albums this year (Mike Patton, John Corabi, John Bush, Pepper Keenan, Whitfield Crane, Joe Altier), Jason speaks on why Night Flight Orchestra may have already released the top album of the year, both of us herald what will possibly be top 5 albums from Motor Sister and Armored Saint, how we are excited that 3 of the Big 4 have new albums in 2015, the quality music from supergroups, and how several new bands like Sons of Texas and We Are Harlot have hit the scene hard. Let us know what your favorite of the year is so far, and what you are looking forward to as well. 

In this episode of The TUP we sat down with Scott Squires and Janna Jordan Squires.  We discuss their current project Rocket Science, as well as all their previous work in Down 4 Five, Octane Blue, Sybill's Machine, etc. Find out who Janna's favorite guitarists are, the inspiration behind the massive production Rocket Science puts on stage, what legendary metal icon was in attendance when they played the Cathouse in LA, why they decided to focus on cover songs, Scott's tips on how to fix a cassette tape, and much more! Thanks for checking it out, and as always leave a comment and share!

In this episode we discuss new albums from Armored Saint, Trixter and Night Flight Orchestra, then we get into our 90's rock discussion with Seth Karnes.  We had some audio issues all the way through, but it is still a great discussion about the various genres of the 90's. We discuss the different genres of rock, hard rock, metal, etc from the 1990's.  We talk about favorite bands, genres, as well as our least favorite from the era.  Find out why Seth stopped liking 311, what Seth said to the lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, our favorite soundtracks from the heyday of movie music, which of us like Limp Bizkit, our favorite one hit wonders, and tons more.... Let us know what you think!

This episode we are joined by Justin Pool to talk about Metallica.  We discuss our earliest memories of hearing them for the first time, our favorite albums, our thoughts on the polarizing albums Load/Reload/St Anger, some of our live experiences, Justin's feelings on the song Fuel, and much more.  Stevie the Dog even chimes in during the Some Kind of Monster talk! Stay tuned, as there is sure to be a part 2 down the line... 

This episode we are joined by our friend Michael Thrasher to talk about Guns n Roses.  We cover favorite songs, our thoughts on the sound shift on the Illusions, if we actually like Velvet Revolver, how we feel about Axl's current version, if we think there will ever be a classic era reunion, and much more.

This episode we discuss new albums from Whitesnake, Faith No More, We Are Harlot, Just Joe and Devildriver. We then get into our review of the 9th annual Rocklahoma music festival. We discuss the rain, mud, bands in the campgrounds, as well as all of our highlights including Tesla, Anthrax, Slayer, Winery Dogs, Crobot, Sons of Texas and many more.  Tune in to find out what Jason thought of Godsmack's performace, as well as Trent and Jason's general Anthrax geekery.

In this episode we discuss the Big 4 of thrash metal: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. We go over our favorite albums from each, underrated deep cuts, how they rank in our opinion, Jason's love of Load-era Metallica, and our mutual love for John Bush.

This episode we preview the 2015 Rocklahoma lineup, and which artists we are looking forward to seeing live. We discuss bands performing on the Hard Rock and Jagermeister (Retrospect Records) Stages, the bands playing the Camp Jager and AXiS campground stages, and of course those on the mainstage including Anthrax, Tesla, Slayer, Volbeat, Queensryche and many more.